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  • 10 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From America’s National Pastime
    Posted in: Baseball

    Image credit:Jared Polin | Flickr When watching baseball, I can’t help but be reminded of how similar the sport is to business. There are a number of business principles that are mirrored in baseball. There’s teamwork, constantly changing conditions that call for real-time responses and decisions to be made that have both a direct and indirect […]

  • Baltimore Unrest Affects Businesses, MLB and NFL Teams
    Posted in: Baseball

    Image credit:Veggies | Wikimedia Baltimore officials looked to restore calm in the city Tuesday, hours after violence and looting erupted following several days of mostly peaceful protests over the death of a man in police custody. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore Monday evening while also activating the National Guard after roughly 20 police […]

  • How One Major League Baseball Team Is Going to Bat with Rookie Sports Businesses
    Posted in: Baseball

    This story appears in the October 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » With the North American sports market growing at an annual rate of 4.5 percent, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, it’s no surprise that professional athletics organizations are pouring resources into helping young companies develop related products and services. This year saw the launch of the […]

  • Apple Strikes Huge Deal With Major League Baseball
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    Image credit:Michael Zagaris—Getty Images Apple has struck a multi-year deal with Major League Baseball that will see all teams use iPad Pro tablets inside their dugouts. Instead of the usual paper notes, coaches and managers will now use a 12.9-inch iPad pre-loaded with a custom software called “MLB Dugout,” reported the Wall Street Journal. Commissioner […]

  • 5 Inspiring Lessons from the Cubs’s Journey to the World Series
    Posted in: Baseball

    Image credit:Chicago Tribune | Getty Images In perhaps what was the greatest World Series Game 7 ever played (especially if you ask Bill Murray,), the Cubs finally took home the World Series title last night in a nail-biting game. Forced to play extra innings and sit through a rain delay, the team finally ended Chicago’s […]

  • Vice President Biden to Steer New Efforts to Cure Cancer
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    Image credit:Dignitana AB While President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden revealed his cancer "moonshot." Biden's plan is to increase funding for cancer research and to "break down the silos" so that researchers can better work together to "stop [cancer] in its tracks." "The Federal […]

  • What Does the Number 2592 Mean to You?
    Posted in: Baseball

    Image credit:Geber86 | Getty Images Earlier this month I went to Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and Indians. The game was held in Cleveland, but it seemed Cubs fans out-numbered Indians fans. Why? Cleveland fans wanted to cash in rather than support their team. StubHub reported that 60 percent of the […]